I'm not sure where this came from, but this acrostic gets right to the heart of what we want and need from our friends.
F - forgiving
R - respects your standards
I - inspires you to be like Christ
E - example
N - nice and kind
D - dependable and loyal
When I reminisce about the friends I've had in the past, my best friend when I was a child was Shar. We were neighbors and inseparable.
In high school I was part of a group of young men and women who met all the 'friend' criteria. We had such fun together. I knew I could have a good time and be safe with these kids.
When I became an adult, my best friend became my husband CL. He knows me pretty good and still likes me...
Other friends include my parents, and some special bloggy friends. Even some of my children and siblings are my friends. Pretty cool!
Of course the best of all best friends are my Heavenly Father, his son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. Without these 3 in my life I would not be the woman I am now.
Who are some of your friends and what do you look for in a friend?
Next week I'd like to discuss what our friends should expect from us. I hope you'll join in the conversation.